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  1. SAT, 7/22 we will be in the Critical Sip / bar area
  2. SAT, 7/22 we will be in the Critical Sip / bar area
  3. SAT, 7/22 we will be in the Critical Sip / bar area
  4. I I agree with Zeke. BF's quality has actually improved, while their prices have come down. Resin/metal models = $12.50 ea in box set, vs Plastic models = $8.00 ea (sometimes less) in box set If that means that roll-out is slower, that's a fair trade-off for me.
  5. Team Yankee - Yuri's Wolves has arrived at GG... ...at least, my pre-order has arrived. If not already on shelves, should be there soon. see: Yuri's Wolves - Army Deal (Plastic) (TSUAB3) - Hobby www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=5548
  6. Will be there THU, July 20 with Team Yankee and FoW v4 North Africa . Working on adding more Frogfoots to Soviets
  7. OK. Fixed. Thx for the correction.
  8. FULDA GAP ’86 BATTLE ORDERS for TURN NUMBER 3 At the WP Army Forward Command Post: General Mikhail Bosshardt & General Hanno Barca At the NATO forward Corps Command Post: General William “Wild Bill” Kilgore WEATHER CONDITIONS: East of PL DENVER: Blue-0 to Blue 3 = Light Rain Red-0 to Red 3 = Low Clouds Green-0 to Green 3 = Ground Haze West of PL DENVER: Clear CONDITION AIR OPS VISIBILITY LASER THERMALS INFRARED GUIDED MOVEMENT Heavy Rain "+1 to hit" over 16" = concealed over 24" = long range over 20" = long range over 16" = long range dash movement reduced by 4" for vehicles Light Rain over 20" = concealed over 32" = long range over 24" = long range over 28" = long range Clear Low clouds no copperheads Ground Haze over 24" = concealed over 28" = long range over 28" = long range copperheads limited to 28" from observer Ground Fog "+1 to hit" over 16" = concealed laser ineffective over 28" = long range over 24" = long range no copperheads UNASSIGNED BATTLES: BATTLE ARROW: 2, WP attack, Mission=No Retreat BATTLE ARROW: 4, NATO attack, Mission= Hasty Attack BATTLE ARROW: 8, WP attack, Mission= Bridghead ASSIGNED BATTLES: BATTLE ARROW: 5, ATTACKER: NATO, USA, TARGET NODE: WP AA Engels (Green Route), DEEP STRIKE BATTLE ARROW: 10, WP Tac Air BATTLE ARROW: 11, WP Tac Air COMPLETED BATTLES: BATTLE ARROW: 9, WP Maskirovka mission – deception move BATTLE ARROWS: 1 & 3, roll for attacker, Mission=Dust Up, Winner=NATO/lazarus, VP=6-1, barca played WP BATTLE ARROWS: 6 & 7, roll for attacker, Mission= Encounter, Stalement, 2-1 for NATO/phyfor88, Zach played WP CANCELLED BATTLES BATTLE ORDERS: BATTLE ARROWS: 1 & 3 (converge on Red-3 Schwalmtal) Status=Unassigned POSTED BY: barca POSTED ON: 7/12/17 ATTACKERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: Warsaw Pact, Soviet DEFENDERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: NATO, USA Arrow #1=WP Exploit the Bypass SOURCE NODE: Red BP-1 Schiltz TARGET NODE: Red-3 Schwalmtal Arrow #3=NATO Meeting Engagement SOURCE NODE: Red-4 Gruenberg TARGET NODE: Red-3 Schwalmtal ATTACKERS UNITS: WP Maneuver:17 Gds Tk Rgt WP Combat Support: 28 Gds Arty DEFENDERS UNITS: NATO Maneuver: 5/77 Armor NATO Combat Support: 12th Avn Helo, A-10 flt @5 TEAM YANKED TABLETOP MISSION: Dust Up SPECIAL MISSIONS, ATTACKER: None SPECIAL MISSIONS, DEFENDER: None WEATHER: Low Clouds SPECIAL CONDITION AND EFFECTS: See WX Effects Annex WINNER Points WP COMBAT SUPPORT USED NATO COMBAT SUPPORT USED # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 2 Status=Unassigned POSTED BY: barca POSTED ON: 7/12/17 ATTACKERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: Warsaw Pact, Soviet DEFENDERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: NATO, USA SOURCE NODE: Red-1 Hauneck TARGET NODE: Red-2 Niederaula ATTACKERS UNITS: WP Maneuver: 23 Ind Tk Bn, 120 Gds Mot Rfl Rgt NATO Combat Support: Frogfoot Flt #2, Frogfoot Flt #3 DEFENDERS UNITS: NATO Maneuver: 4/67 Armor, 3/5 Cav (Mech), NATO Combat Support: 2/227 Avn (Helo), V Corps Arty #1 TEAM YANKED TABLETOP MISSION: No Retreat SPECIAL MISSIONS, ATTACKER: None SPECIAL MISSIONS, DEFENDER: None WEATHER: Low Clouds SPECIAL CONDITION AND EFFECTS: See WX Effects Annex WINNER: Points: WP COMBAT SUPPORT USED: NATO COMBAT SUPPORT USED: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 3 - - See Battle Arrow # 1 & 3 # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 4 Status=Unassigned POSTED BY: barca POSTED ON: 7/12/17 ATTACKERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: NATO, USA DEFENDERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: Warsaw Pact, Soviet SOURCE NODE: Blue-1 Bad Hersfeld TARGET NODE: Blue-0 Wildeck ATTACKERS UNITS: NATO Maneuver: 3/11 Cav, 2/67 Armor NATO Combat Support: 4/11 Avn (Helo), A-10 Flt#2 DEFENDERS UNITS: WP Maneuver: 31 IndTk Bn, 174 Gds Mot Rfl Rgt WP Combat Support: 390 Cannon Arty, 2/486 Helo Sqdn TEAM YANKED TABLETOP MISSION: Hasty Attack SPECIAL MISSIONS, ATTACKER: None SPECIAL MISSIONS, DEFENDER: None WEATHER: Light Rain SPECIAL CONDITION AND EFFECTS: WINNER Points WP COMBAT SUPPORT USED NATO COMBAT SUPPORT USED # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 5 Status=ASSIGNED POSTED BY: barca POSTED ON: 7/12/17 ATTACKERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: NATO, USA DEFENDERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: Warsaw Pact, Soviet SOURCE NODE: NATO airbase TARGET NODE: WP AA Engels (Green Route) ATTACKERS UNITS: NATO Maneuver: None NATO Combat Support: A-10 Flt#8, A-10 Flt#14 DEFENDERS UNITS: WP Maneuver: None.Departed on BattleArrow # WP Combat Support: None TEAM YANKED TABLETOP MISSION: None SPECIAL MISSIONS, ATTACKER: Deep Strike SPECIAL MISSIONS, DEFENDER: None WEATHER: Ground Haze SPECIAL CONDITION AND EFFECTS: WINNER Points WP COMBAT SUPPORT USED NATO COMBAT SUPPORT USED # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 6 & 7 Status=Unassigned POSTED BY: barca POSTED ON: 7/12/17 ATTACKERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: Warsaw Pact, Soviet DEFENDERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: NATO, USA SOURCE NODE: Red-1 Hauneck TARGET NODE: Blue-1 Bad Hersfeld ATTACKERS UNITS: WP Maneuver: 211 Gds Tk Rgt WP Combat Support: 172 Arty, 386 Helo DEFENDERS UNITS: NATO Maneuver: (Arriving on Battle Arrow #7) 3/8Cav NATO Combat Support: V Corps Arty #2, A-10 Flt#4, A-10 Flt#10 TEAM YANKED TABLETOP MISSION: Encounter SPECIAL MISSIONS, ATTACKER: None SPECIAL MISSIONS, DEFENDER: None WEATHER: Light Rain SPECIAL CONDITION AND EFFECTS: WINNER Points WP COMBAT SUPPORT USED NATO COMBAT SUPPORT USED # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 7 See Battle Arrow 6 # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 8 Status=Unassigned POSTED BY: barca POSTED ON: 7/12/17 ATTACKERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: Warsaw Pact, Soviet DEFENDERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: NATO, USA SOURCE NODE: WP AA Engels TARGET NODE: Green-0 Buttlar ATTACKERS UNITS: WP Maneuver: 243 Gds Mot Rfl Rgt, 68 Gds Mot Rfl Rgt WP Combat Support: 3/486 Helo, Frogfoot Flt#10 DEFENDERS UNITS: NATO Maneuver: 2/11 Cav, 3/11 Cav NATO Combat Support: TEAM YANKED TABLETOP MISSION: Bridgehead SPECIAL MISSIONS, ATTACKER: None SPECIAL MISSIONS, DEFENDER: None WEATHER: Ground Haze SPECIAL CONDITION AND EFFECTS: WINNER Points WP COMBAT SUPPORT USED NATO COMBAT SUPPORT USED # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 9 Status=Unassigned POSTED BY: barca POSTED ON: 7/12/17 ATTACKERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: Warsaw Pact, Soviet DEFENDERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: NATO, USAt SOURCE NODE: Blue-0 TARGET NODE: WP AA Marx ATTACKERS UNITS: WP Maneuver: 57 Gds Tk Rgt WP Combat Support: None DEFENDERS UNITS: NATO Maneuver:None NATO Combat Support: None TEAM YANKED TABLETOP MISSION: None SPECIAL MISSIONS, ATTACKER: Maskirovka SPECIAL MISSIONS, DEFENDER: None WEATHER: SPECIAL CONDITION AND EFFECTS: WINNER Points WP COMBAT SUPPORT USED NATO COMBAT SUPPORT USED # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 10 Status=Assigned POSTED BY: barca POSTED ON: 7/12/17 ATTACKERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: Warsaw Pact, Soviet DEFENDERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: NATO, USA SOURCE NODE: WP Airbase TARGET NODE: Blue-3 Alsfeld ATTACKERS UNITS: WP Maneuver: None WP Combat Support: Frogfoot Flt#5, Frogfoot Flt#12 DEFENDERS UNITS: NATO Maneuver: NATO Combat Support: TEAM YANKED TABLETOP MISSION: Tac Air SPECIAL MISSIONS, ATTACKER: None SPECIAL MISSIONS, DEFENDER: None WEATHER: Light Rain SPECIAL CONDITION AND EFFECTS: WINNER Points WP COMBAT SUPPORT USED NATO COMBAT SUPPORT USED # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # BATTLE ARROW: 11 Status=Assigned POSTED BY: barca POSTED ON: 7/12/17 ATTACKERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: Warsaw Pact, Soviet DEFENDERS FACTION and NATIONALITY: NATO, USA SOURCE NODE: WP Airbase TARGET NODE: Green-1 Hunfeld ATTACKERS UNITS: WP Maneuver: None WP Combat Support: Frogfoot Flt#1, Frogfoot Flt#7 DEFENDERS UNITS: NATO Maneuver:1/69 Armor, 5/8 Inf (Mech) NATO Combat Support: 2/4 Avn (Helo), ? Arty TEAM YANKED TABLETOP MISSION: Tac Air SPECIAL MISSIONS, ATTACKER: None SPECIAL MISSIONS, DEFENDER: None WEATHER: Ground Haze SPECIAL CONDITION AND EFFECTS: WINNER Points WP COMBAT SUPPORT USED NATO COMBAT SUPPORT USED FULDA GAP ’86 BATTLE ORDERS for TURN NUMBER 3
  9. Got a call yesterday that GG got copies of the new Team Yankee book "Red Thunder" More Red Army goodness!
  10. Will be there THU, July 13 with Team Yankee and FoW v4 North Africa
  11. Agreed. Then there is the time distortion. For example, a skirmish engagement that was over in minutes (real-time) may take hours to play. In video games, the distortion may go the other direction. Months or years in real time can be played out in minutes or hours. "Real-time" activity could also result in tedium, instead of entertainment: I have seen some very complex game systems that feel like they play out in real time: half or most of a day for a "small to medium-sized" battle. In regards to wargaming vs. "reality", I adhere to this idea: "Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful", quoted from "Empirical Model-Building and Response Surfaces", page 424, by George Box, 1987
  12. The GENERALS have completed turn two and setup the battles for turn 3. I will post the new BATTLE ORDERS for turn 3 this evening, WED, July 12.
  13. Thx. A fresh and fact-based perspective. The "distortion" is even more pronounced for naval battles!
  14. The GENERALS have completed turn two and setup the battles for turn 3. I will post the new BATTLE ORDERS for turn 3 this evening, WED, July 12.
  15. WHAT: Flames of War Tournament - Northwest Invasion 2017, Oregon vs. Washington WHEN: Sat, September 16, 10am – 9pm WHERE Guardian Games, Portland, OR Flames Of War historical WWII mini's. Tables requested: 6-8. Setup 10 AM Registration: 10:45 AM Dice Drop 11:15 AM References: Flames Of War Rulebook: 4th Edition (FW007) Desert Rats: British Forces in the Desert, 1942-43 (FW241) Afrika Korps: German Forces in the Desert, 1942-43 (FW242) NOTE: If other Battlefront v4. MW force handbooks are available at the time of the tournament, then forces from those books will be allowed, as well. Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition, Last Updated 22 June 2017 http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Version4/LessonsFromTheFront-MW.pdf 4th Edition Mid-war Quick Reference Sheet http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Version4/V4-Mid-War-Quick-Ref-Sheet.pdf More Missions for Flames Of War http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Missions/MoreMissions.pdf Unit cards: Recommended, but not required if you have the handbook for your force. Fog-of-War Cards: Not used/allowed in this tournament Command Cards: Not used/allowed in this tournament Missions Round 1: Free-for-All Round 2: Dust Up Round 3: Counterattack Lists: 100 pts One force, 1-3 Formations, Max number of tanks and armored cars=40 The same formation type can only be used for up to two formations. List must specify each formation and Force Supporting units Players are responsible for checking the points on their lists, even when such lists are computer generated. Lists must be submitted for approval to the TO (Tournament Organizer) by midnight on Sunday, 10 SEP. At Registration, you will provide a legible printed copy of your list to the TO. Before the start of each round, you will provide a legible printed copy of your list to your opponent. Copy services are not locally available near the game store on the morning of the tournament. Match-ups: If the roster does not include enough team members to evenly match Oregonians with Washingtonians, then the tournament format will be changed from team competition to individual competition. If the roster does not include enough Axis or Allied players to match Axis vs Allied in each match-up for each round, then some match-ups will be "Blue-on-Blue" More details and the full schedule will be posted in the "Official Thread" for this event.